[rescue] DEC, ROM monitors, OpenFirmware - Re: [geeks] Last Call - Ultra 5/10 parts
toby at telegraphics.com.au
Tue Mar 11 07:00:35 CDT 2014
On 11/03/14 12:17 AM, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 11:35:52PM -0400, Mouse wrote:
>>> PCI was arch-independent,
>> Pff! Why do Alphas have an x86 emulator in ROM?
> Because they weren't smart enough to jump on the OpenFirmware bandwagon.
Let's be fair here. DEC's ROM monitors were always exemplary, even back
as far as PDP-11.
I speculate some at DEC felt it would be a grave capitulation to accept
NIH technology as a ROM monitor given their decades of work on them.
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